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  EN LA VIDA

The DC Cowboys Take Off Their Clothes to Raise Money for Charities
2003-09-01

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WASHINGTON—The Washington DC-based all-male gay dance company, the DC Cowboys, has just launched their 2004 calendar. This fundraising effort is an important aspect for the dance company which enables them to continue their mission of providing high quality entertainment, at no cost, to non-profit organizations who are serving the gay and lesbian community in the fields of HIV/AIDS, breast cancer, etc.

The alluring, professionally produced DC Cowboys calendar is a 16-month calendar ( Sept. 2003—Dec. 2004 ) . Each month's photos feature one or more of the dancers. The high-quality photographs, taken by up-and-coming D.C. photographer Scott Henrichsen, are artistic, provocative, and tastefully revealing.

In announcing the details about the 2004 calendar, Kevin Platte, artistic director, said, 'It's local boys ( D.C. and Baltimore ) taking their clothes off to raise money for a good cause.' Kevin added, 'This was an exciting, yet unique project for a performing arts organization of this nature. We were looking to create an impact on our community while getting some good 'exposure' on this worthwhile project.'

The calendars are being sold by individual DC Cowboy dancers, at all of their performance events, on their Web site, www.dccowboys.org, and at select retailers. The price is $10. In addition to ordering the calendar online, visitors to the site may also obtain information on the history of the organization, check the schedule for upcoming performances, read member biographies, and view the DC Cowboy's photo gallery.

Since debuting in 1994, the DC Cowboys, a 20-member internationally acclaimed all-male dance company, have been a staple of the gay community's entertainment scene. Celebrating their 9th successful year, they have been setting trends in country-western dance entertainment with their trademarked combo of 'Broadway-style verve, sizzling sex appeal and rugged good looks.' The DC Cowboys' high-energy choreography thrills crowds wherever they entertain—around the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, and across the U.S. and Canada. As a grant recipient from the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities and the National Endowment for the Arts, the DC Cowboys have been honored for their valued contribution to the Baltimore/Washington, DC arts community. We've include them in En La Vida since they are inclusive of Latino dancers.


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